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Popular Music: The Podcast

Dec 31, 2018

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I wanna feel the        with somebody! Popettes! In our very last episode of 2018, Steven and Analise dissect the brilliance behind Whitney Houston’s 1987 classic. From her shot up to stardom to the song’s lasting legacy. They also make you a pretty damn good New Year’s Eve...


Dec 24, 2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS! HAP-PY HOLLLI-DAYYYYYYS, Popettes! In this NINETY-SIXTH episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Steven and Analise are joined by Brenna White to discuss the classic of all classic by *NSYNC! Brenna shares her personal tales of seeing the band live (and mishearing a lyric as something MUCH naughtier),...


Dec 17, 2018

Why is this song so sexy? Should songs about Santa be sexy? GODDESS EARTHA KITT THINKS SO AND SO DO WE here at Popular Music: The Podcast. And in this NINETY-FIFTH episode, Steven and Analise talk all about this sassier than-all-get-out song (“I don’t mean on the phone” anyone?) and muse on questions like...is...


Dec 10, 2018

POUR YOUR MISERY DOWN. AH, it feels so good to be talking about Garbage’s 1995 hit, “Only Happy When It Rains,” Popettes. In this NINETY-FOURTH episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Steven will recount the insanely serendipitous way that Garbage came to be a band, how they created the distinct, cacophonous sound...


Dec 3, 2018

You. Make. Me. Feel-like-I’m-listening-to. EPISODE NINETY-THREE (of Popular Music: The Podcast), in which Steven and Analise finally cover Katy Perry’s 2010 smash, “Teenage Dream!” You’ll hear about how Katy got her start as a gospel singer who wanted to be Alanis Morissette, as well as why this song just...